13 Oct Shoe Carnival Appoints SVP of Real Estate
Shoe Carnival, Inc. appointed Jeff Fink as senior vice president real estate, effective today. Fink will oversee the company’s store site selection and lease administration functions.
“We believe Shoe Carnival has a tremendous opportunity to further grow our family footwear store base and we are excited to welcome Jeff to the Shoe Carnival team,” said Cliff Sifford, Shoe Carnival’s president and CEO. “We look forward to Jeff’s future contributions and we believe his extensive experience and proven track record of building successful real estate teams and processes will be instrumental as we grow our existing presence.”
Fink joins Shoe Carnival with over 27 years of experience in the real estate industry focusing on footwear and specialty retail. Most recently, he worked for La-Z-Boy, Incorporated as vice president of real estate. From 2003 to 2014, Fink worked for Jo-Ann Stores, LLC as SVP, real estate and lease administration where he oversaw the addition of 366 stores totaling 2.8 million retail square feet. Prior to Jo-Ann Stores, Fink held leadership positions in real estate at United Retail Group, Party City and Famous Footwear.
Fink stated, “I am very excited to return to family footwear where I started my real estate career and I look forward to joining the Shoe Carnival team to more than double our store base across the U.S. over time.”